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Skoshbox Japanese Snacks Subscription Box Review – September 2017

Skoshbox September 2017 Japanese Snacks Subscription Box

Skoshbox is a subscription box delivering the best and latest in Japanese snacks. It’s the original monthly box service for candy from Japan!

Skoshbox September 2017 Japanese Snacks Subscription Box

Skoshbox offers three different sizes: The Skoshbox (small size) includes 5-6 snacks, The Dekabox (large size) includes 10-12 snacks and 1 mystery item, or The Megabox (extra large size) includes 13-15 snacks and 2 mystery toys.

Skoshbox September 2017 Japanese Snacks Subscription Box

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This review is of The Skoshbox-sized, $12 a month, box. 

Skoshbox September 2017 Japanese Snacks Subscription Box

The Subscription Box: Skoshbox

The Cost: The Skoshbox: $12 a month, $35 for 3 months ($11.67/box), $66 for 6 months ($11/box) or $120 for 12 months ($10/box). The Dekabox: $24 a month, $70 for 3 months ($23.33/box), $132 for 6 months ($22/box) or $240 for 12 months ($20/box). The Megabox: $35 a month, $100 for 3 months ($33.33/box), $195 for 6 months ($32.50/box) or $385 for 12 months ($32.08/box). All include free shipping!

The Products: Skoshbox is the only monthly box backed by Japanese snack companies. “That means exclusive collaboration boxes and first-look items just for our members! Our boxes contain an exciting mix of new trendy items, DIY Kits, traditional favorites, and wacky flavors!”

Ships to: U.S. and Canada

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Skoshbox September 2017 Japanese Snacks Subscription Box

Skoshbox September 2017 Japanese Snacks Subscription Box

Included in this month’s box is a pamphlet which shows what’s new in September which in this case is Skoshbox’s new website. On the back, you will find information about their online community. I am disappointed that there wasn’t a list of the products included like there used to be, but you can check out their site for all the products inside.

Skoshbox September 2017 Japanese Snacks Subscription Box

Skoshbox September 2017 Japanese Snacks Subscription Box

Skoshbox September 2017 Japanese Snacks Subscription Box

Skoshbox September 2017 Japanese Snacks Subscription Box

Seibutsu Zukan Sea Creature Gummies

Okay, when I saw this packaging I was absolutely terrified that whatever was inside would taste like ink or the various sea creatures featured on the packaging, but to my delight and surprise the gummies inside were sweet like candy. Phew!

Skoshbox September 2017 Japanese Snacks Subscription Box

Skoshbox September 2017 Japanese Snacks Subscription Box

Skoshbox September 2017 Japanese Snacks Subscription Box

Cheese Kaki No Tane - Value $0.19 (buy 10 bags for $18.99)

“Soy sauce rice crackers coated in cheese”. That is the description of these little snacks and that is certainly accurate. You don’t really taste the soy sauce necessarily, but the cheese you can definitely taste as I am pretty sure there is also cheese inside. I couldn’t eat a lot of these because they are very cheesy, but not too bad.

Skoshbox September 2017 Japanese Snacks Subscription Box

Skoshbox September 2017 Japanese Snacks Subscription Box

Skoshbox September 2017 Japanese Snacks Subscription Box

Hinyari Dango

These gummy, chewy little candies are coated in sugar and don’t really have much of a flavor. In fact, I thought maybe they were supposed to taste fruity or something because of the colors, but it doesn't appear that they have different flavors to them. They simply taste sweet.

Skoshbox September 2017 Japanese Snacks Subscription Box

Skoshbox September 2017 Japanese Snacks Subscription Box

Skoshbox September 2017 Japanese Snacks Subscription Box

Mille Feuille Bar

I have definitely had this type of bar in other boxes I have tried and they all taste very similar. If you have ever had a vanilla wafer bar then this will taste familiar to you. The main difference is that this is coated in a milk chocolate.

Skoshbox September 2017 Japanese Snacks Subscription Box

Skoshbox September 2017 Japanese Snacks Subscription Box

Skoshbox September 2017 Japanese Snacks Subscription Box

Karu Edamame: Edamame Flavor

At first, I wasn’t sure I would like these, but I really did! They definitely tasted like edamame and even a little like asparagus. They are super savory, but not salty at all. Again, not sure if these are something I could eat a lot of, but I did like the flavor, it was different.

Skoshbox September 2017 Japanese Snacks Subscription Box

Skoshbox September 2017 Japanese Snacks Subscription Box

Skoshbox September 2017 Japanese Snacks Subscription Box

Skoshbox September 2017 Japanese Snacks Subscription Box

Kyo-Machi Saryo

At least there was a clear picture on the package to let you know (sort of) what you were getting into with these candies. I wouldn’t have guessed that the brown one was “sweet roasted soy”, but the matcha and strawberry were obvious. I liked the soy and the strawberry ones, but not the matcha. I don’t like that flavor at all in anything I have tried so far.

Skoshbox September 2017 Japanese Snacks Subscription Box

Pote Usa Loppy Gorone Hiyori Rabbit Plush

As an added bonus this cute little rabbit plush keychain is included in your box. He is so darn cute! This type of thing isn’t for me, but I have some kids in my life who would enjoy this little cutie.

Verdict: Japanese snacks aren’t something I usually enjoy, the flavors are a little too strange for my taste. This one, however, wasn’t too bad! My favorite item was the edamame flavored sticks. The prices are pretty hard to determine with these boxes, but I think that for the $12 price tag are getting a variety of pretty new and interesting snacks to try. Worth it if you enjoy Japanese snacks and accessories!

Did you have a favorite Skoshbox snack this month? 

Chelsey Davidson
Chelsey Davidson
Chelsey started her subscription obsession like many other women, Birchbox. That led her to more including Stitch Fix and Graze. Next, she is looking forward to exploring craft, lifestyle, and book boxes, too.

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April

The contents of box they show on their website for September is completely WRONG. Every since Tokyo Otaku Mode took over, this box has gone to crap. Customer service is sorely lacking, as is their billing. I hate the fact that you don’t get a card or booklet of your contents. That was part of the charm. It doesn’t have to be a booklet, at least give a postcard or something…

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Marion

How odd. Why is it that someone who doesn’t usually enjoy Japanese snacks is the person reviewing a box that contains only Japanese snacks?

I feel it’s a little culturally insensitive to say that Japanese flavors are “too strange” for you. A better way to say this might be something like, “I’m unaccustomed to Japanese flavor profiles, so I don’t enjoy these as much as someone else might.”

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Barbara

I agree with you. This box needs to be reviewed by somebody familiar with Japanese snack.

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Ariel

I got the Megabox and wasn’t very impressed. I agree it’s dissapointing they’ve scrapped the info booklet. As far as the snacks are concerned, having lived in Japan I found them to be on the cheaper side this month and not really worth the $35 you pay for the premium option.

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Laura

that bunny. so cute

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